Father Hunger

Father Hunger

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Fatherlessness is a a€œrot that is eating away at the modern soul, a€ writes Douglas Wilson, and the problem goes far beyond physical absence. a€œMost of our families are starving for fathers, even if Dad is around, and therea€™s a huge cost to our children and our society because of it.a€ Father Hunger takes a thoughtful, timely, richly engaging excursion into our cultural chasm of absentee fatherhood. Blending leading-edge research with incisive analysis and real-life examples, Wilson: Traces a range of societal ills?from poverty and crime to joyless feminism and paternalistic government expansion?to a vacuum of mature masculinity Explains the key differences between asserting paternal authority and reestablishing true spiritual fathering Uncovers the corporate-fulfillment fallacy and other mistaken assumptions that undermine fatherhood Extols the benefits of restoring fruitful fathering, from stronger marriages to greater economic liberty Filled with practical ideas and self-evaluation tools, Father Hunger both encourages and challenges men to a€œembrace the high calling of fatherhood, a€ becoming the dads that their families and our culture so desperately need them to be. qWilson sounds a clarion call among Christian men that is pointedly biblical, urgently relevant, humorously accessible, and practically wise.q ?Richard D. Phillips, author of The Masculine Mandate: God's Calling to Men qFather Hunger illulstrates one of the greatest influences or lack thereof on the identity of a man: a father. Read a book that will strike an invisible chord in the lives of men both lost and found.q ?Dr. Eric Mason, pastor of Epiphany Fellowship, PhiladelphiaBut modernists want to keep that intricate device we call fathers and, when stumped, consult a different manual ... This is akin to troubleshooting problems with your Apple laptop by consulting the Chilton manual for a a#39;72 Ford pickup truck. ... To say that Dad is indispensable is not to say that you can drop Mom any old time.

Title:Father Hunger
Author:Douglas Wilson
Publisher:Thomas Nelson Inc - 2012-04-30


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